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  To fight back against cancer affecting young adults, a student from the University of Rhode Island is slated to run across the United States after graduating in the spring. Sarah Smith, a senior biological science major at URI, was accepted last week to be a part of the 2016 4K...
  Governor Gina Raimondo is teaming up with the Rhode Island Housing team to help college graduates purchase homes in Rhode Island, with intent to encourage them to live and work in Rhode Island. According to the Rhode Island Housing website, students that have graduated within the last 36 months...
Since 1954, the University of Rhode Island’s Memorial Union has been a constant fixture on campus and steady piece of student life. But for exactly half of its 60-year tenure, that has been thanks to an equally consistent man at the helm. As a graduate student in 1980, Bruce Hamilton...
The next time you’re thinking of taking the elevator up to class, you may want to consider taking the stairs.  Many elevators at the University of Rhode Island currently do not feature an up-to-date certificate of inspection, and others do not present any crucial information such as weight or...
After the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were detected in a window-caulking sample of Fogarty Hall on March 18, air sample and surface tests conducted show very low levels of the compound throughout the building, according to University of Rhode Island officials. “These are highly favorable results for the indoor...
About 700 faculty members are evaluated annually through course evaluation forms completed by students at the end of each semester’s class, which are then heavily relied on by superiors in examining one’s professional work. The University of Rhode Island chose to switch from an in-house created Student Evaluation of Teacher...
The University of Rhode Island’s Peck Hall was much quieter today without the familiar black and white husky, Ivy, a therapy dog who plays with residents while her owner, housekeeper Mike LaPolice, works in the building. In response to an article about Ivy in Thursday’s Good 5 Cent Cigar, Jeff...
A typical day for Mike LaPolice, housekeeper in the University of Rhode Island’s Peck Hall, has not changed much throughout his 25 years of working in the building. But in the year and a half since he adopted Ivy, a black and white husky with pale blue eyes, his...
The University of Rhode Island’s Faculty Senate will vote next Thursday to approve a massive restructuring of the university’s health programs with the establishment of the Academic Health Collaborative. The plan would organize the College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing and a new College of Health Sciences into a collaborative...
Weather is getting warmer, final exams are looming around the corner and another class of students is preparing to graduate from the University of Rhode Island. With that comes the announcement of this year’s commencement speaker, political science and Africana studies double major, Matthew Quainoo. This year’s pool of almost...

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